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Container weight verification system launched

Kewill, a supply chain software provider, has teamed with shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA to deliver a freight forwarding software package to assist in compliance with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement, set to take effect on July 1.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Under the new rules it is required that a packed container has its weight verified before being loaded onto a ship for export. The shipper is responsible for the verification. From July it will be a violation of SOLAS to load a packed container onto a vessel if the vessel operator and marine terminal operator do not have a verified container weight.

To assist in this process, Kewill is combining its Global Forwarding software with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution, which will allow users to validate the verified gross mass (VGM) of their containers and transmit that data electronically to their carriers.

“The requirements for full-service freight forwarding software in the ocean shipping industry are expanding to include submitting VGMs, and Kewill is leading the way,” said Inna Kuznetsova, INTTRA’s president and chief operating officer.

“Our integrated INTTRA eVGM solution will provide Kewill customers with the industry’s most flexible, efficient and comprehensive VGM compliance service, which will create minimum disruption to existing business processes.”{/mprestriction}

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